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What is hygge and how can you have it?

Bring on the candles

As the sun sets earlier and the temperatures start dropping, it’s time to add some hygge to your home. But what is hygge?

If images of winter home-living pop into your mind—cozy fireplaces, plush blankets, lots of candles, home-cooked meals—then you’re right on track. Hygge is originally a Danish concept, pronounced "hoo-guh," that is meant to bring happiness through coziness and comfort.

It’s a way of life, one that has consistently made Denmark one of the happiest countries in the world. Interior decor plays a big role too; and Curbed has some tips on how to bring some hygge into your home this winter.